In our continued desire to connect the Community TAI with the most important artistic references on the scene, School TAI announces a new meeting on November 23 with the artist and photographer Laia Abril: National Photography Award 2023.
Trained as a journalist and through her experience as a photographer, bookmaker and artistic director, Abril has developed a collaborative creative method to build, analyze and refine narratives across various platforms. In his works he tells metaphorical stories about difficult topics using a mix of research and any raw materials available: found photos, his own images, family photographs, personal testimonies, official archives, interviews and diaries.
The meeting with Laia Abril is a creation exercise in which Participants are invited to immerse themselves in the artist's project methodology process. The workshop aims to provide participants with a series of tools and strategies to improve research and the construction of their narratives within their own projects. Together, the chosen students will create a piece with the artist or the beginning of it. This meeting is open to the entire community TAI and to participate it is essential to fill out, before November 22 at 12:00 p.m., the following form.
About Laia Abril
Laia April (Barcelona, 1986) is a multidisciplinary artist who works with photography, text, video and sound. She is the winner of the 2018 Visionary Award and the author of several books, including The Epilogue and On Abortion. In 2016 she was awarded the Foto España Revelation Prize, Fotopress Grant and Prix de la Photo Madame Figaro for her exhibition in Les Rencontres d'Arles A History of Misogyny, chapter one: On Abortion.
His work has been exhibited internationally in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, China, Poland, Germany, Holland, Switzerland, Turkey, Greece, France, Italy and Spain. National Photography Award 2023. Abril's current work revolves around the conceptualization of genealogies, working with photographs, videos and mixed media installations.